Maicon aims to seal Brazil spot for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Updated: 05 September 2013 15:34 IST

The 32-year-old has been recalled to the national squad after a two-year absence for the Selecao's friendlies against Australia on Sunday and Portugal three days later.

Maicon aims to seal Brazil spot for 2014 FIFA World Cup
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Brasilia:

Right-back Maicon has declared his intention to remain Brazil's first-choice defender until next year's football World Cup.

The 32-year-old has been recalled to the national squad after a two-year absence for the Selecao's friendlies against Australia on Sunday and Portugal three days later, reports Xinhua.

And he is set to be given a starting berth after the withdrawal of Dani Alves with an ankle injury.

"Whenever I've worn the Brazil shirt I've always tried to do my best," Maicon said during a press conference Wednesday.

"My objective is to not lose my national team spot again."

Maicon has recaptured his best form for Roma after managing just 14 games in an injury-hit 2012-13 season with Manchester City.

"Since arriving at Roma I have been focused on trying to get another opportunity for the Selecao. The coaching staff understands my situation and how hard I have worked to get back."

Topics : Football Maicon Douglas Sisenando Brazil
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